Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences...FHCHS RN-BSN - page 2

OK, I am ready to start at FHCHS in a few weeks but have read a few bad reviews. Has anyone completed this program LATELY. I don't want to start this if it's not a good program. Anyone? Please? ... Read More

  1. by   MickyB-RN
    Quote from MereSanity
    Yes they do...you can go to their website and check out their accreditation status(es) (fhchs.edu). I already checked them out and am pretty confident about their credentials and my choice (most online RN-BSN programs out there are only accredited by either CCNE or NLNAC...not both). You should feel confident about whatever school you choose and research them accordingly. Make sure if a school states an accreditation status that you go to the accreditation website and actually check to make sure they are listed (many claim that status and are not yet accredited). Good luck to you!

    I know. It's hard though without experiences from others. Many here seem to go to Chamberlain (I think it is) and love it but I honestly don't know if I could afford their tuition, wish I could with all the glowing reviews. I went with another online school, was accepted and classes are starting this month but I haven't heard anything about my final transcript review or about which classes I need so I am becoming leary due to lack of communication and looking around again. *sigh
  2. by   ctyler98
    You will be fine with those =) I was doing the Chem, English2, and computers all together..that was hard!
  3. by   SkateBetty
    Does anybody know if a lab is required for Chemistry? I've had Chem with no lab prior.
  4. by   Seriously
    Please, Do not attend this colleges nursing program. Florida Hospital College of Health Science has a 24% graduation rate according to fafsa.gov.edu. While your applying for financial aid, you will see for yourself that 70% of the students transfer out of this college and its programs. I am a 3rd semester nursing student and have had to take classes over because the college determines if you are ready to go on to the next semester not your grades. If your not seven day adventist, your in for hell at this college. I had 82 students in my first semester and at the end of the semester 55 were left. At the end of second semester 38 were left. THERE ARE 5 semesters and the college profited from all those students who transfer out. They are NOT AFFILIATED WITH FLORIDA HOSPITAL and THEY WILL NOT GET YOU A JOB WHEN YOU GRADUATE! I know people who have graduated the program and did not get a job until 6 months after there NCLEX and are working at other hospitals in Orlando. I am in this colleges nursing program and do not want other students to suffer the way I did. Go to UCF or another college with a nursing program because you need to maintain an 82 or higher throughout the entire program or your out! Good luck and you have been informed truthfully.
  5. by   ctyler98
    What program are you in? Most of us are doing RN-BSN. I am in their distant online program and have not had any problems with the school, classes or advancing to the next semester with passing scores. I am not a very religious person and don't feel pressured into their class prayers or anything. I love how there is good communication with the instructors and advisers as well. For me it it has been a wonderful program. As far as losing students, the college I went to had a 100% NCLEX pass rate, we started with 60 students, even took some lpn's and paramedics during the 2nd year and still only graduated with 29...so things happen. Getting a job is all on your own, you usually have a foot in the door by doing clinicals there, but it is up to you to get that job, so I wouldn't say the college sucks because they don't just give you a job when you go through their program. I am sorry you are having so much difficulty but maybe you should talk to your adviser and find out why you are not advancing with a grade of 82.
  6. by   MereSanity
    Well Seriously those are the kind of reviews I am looking for. I am started now however and feel I must continue on. So far so good for me. My ADN program had similar rates (as far as drop out). Good luck! Any other comments are welcome!
  7. by   labrador4122
    Quote from MickyB-RN
    I was reading their site and it says an additional $290 each trimester on top of the $300/credit? seems like that could really add up quick.
    that's why I went to a state university where the prices are WAYYYYY less than that. I paid $109/credit plus $199 for online fee for each course.
  8. by   caliotter3
    Keep us posted as you progress, meresanity. Good to have a clear picture of the entire program.
  9. by   cheleb61
    Quote from labrador4122
    that's why I went to a state university where the prices are WAYYYYY less than that. I paid $109/credit plus $199 for online fee for each course.

    If you don't mind me asking, what state university did you go to?
  10. by   MereSanity
    Well, I finished my first semester and am very happy so far. The program is not easy but doable (3 classes while working full time and taking Open Heart call...got 2-A's and a B+), but I studied my butt off. I have heard their passing rate is much higher than previously stated (94.1%). Everyone has been so professional and helpful. The teachers (I've had 3 now) are great. Very happy so far! Next semester I am taking 2 classes and will start nursing classes in the summer (Lord willing). NLNAC accredited.
  11. by   Student_Jaclyn
    Quote from Seriously
    Please, Do not attend this colleges nursing program. Florida Hospital College of Health Science has a 24% graduation rate according to fafsa.gov.edu. While your applying for financial aid, you will see for yourself that 70% of the students transfer out of this college and its programs. I am a 3rd semester nursing student and have had to take classes over because the college determines if you are ready to go on to the next semester not your grades. If your not seven day adventist, your in for hell at this college. I had 82 students in my first semester and at the end of the semester 55 were left. At the end of second semester 38 were left. THERE ARE 5 semesters and the college profited from all those students who transfer out. They are NOT AFFILIATED WITH FLORIDA HOSPITAL and THEY WILL NOT GET YOU A JOB WHEN YOU GRADUATE! I know people who have graduated the program and did not get a job until 6 months after there NCLEX and are working at other hospitals in Orlando. I am in this colleges nursing program and do not want other students to suffer the way I did. Go to UCF or another college with a nursing program because you need to maintain an 82 or higher throughout the entire program or your out! Good luck and you have been informed truthfully.

    Seriously.... I'm in my last semester of the AS program now. I attended the college for almost all of the pre-reqs which took a year before i began the program August 2009. I went from loving it to absolutely despising the manipulation and out right theft that goes on by administration. The matriculation fee used to be 120, once a year... which "paid for printing" and we were allowed to print free. Since then, the matric fee has inflated to 300 every trimester, and we are now charged 10 cents per side of a page for printing... that is just the tip of the ice burg. We were also told that we HAD to buy this "awesome" laptop that was "pre-loaded with $1000 worth of nursing software" that we would be supposedly using throughout the program. They charged us 1500 for a Dell CrapTop and further stated if we did not buy this then we couldnt get into the program.... Also they made us buy a $1000 box of text books that was going to be our entire collection... again, we had to buy this before we could attend class... Over every semester we only used one book out of that box of 12, and were also forced to buy additional text books each semester which racked up at least 300 per semester...
    The financial aid office also completely screwed my entire class by regretting to inform any of us that during the last year of the program, our student loans get "pro-rated"... i still have yet to understand what that means. But basically, even though I signed up to take out the max amount each semester, since fall I have not recieved enough grants or loans to cover tuiton let alone any living expenses. ... I am a single mom, and that kind of "surprise" almost landed me and my toddler in a homeless shelter.
    They do not care about the students personal situations, no matter how serious. I had a classmate who's mom was DYING of cancer, and he had to leave early one day to get to her... they refused to let him make up the exam.
    I do believe in God, and their prayers in class are welcomed, but if they don't mingle with you in church on saturday morning, then forget it. They play favorites all the time and grant special priviledges to the SDA students on many occasions.
    If I werent on the home stretch of the program and up to my EYE BALLS in debt, I would leave in a heart beat. It only got worse the longer Ive been here... I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone I remotely cared about.
  12. by   ShionRN
    Taking Chemistry this fall online... any advice for passing the class? should I get a study guide or will the book and online modules surfice? Thank you
  13. by   MereSanity
    I studied my butt off for Chem. I would use anything available to you to help with the class. Chemistry just isn't my thing. I spent HOURS on that class. I did end with a B+ though. Good luck!

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